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The law firm Matt Cohen & Associates, LLC maintains a general practice of law with an emphasis on special education and school-related issues, the legal problems of health care and human services providers and the legal needs of children and adults with substance dependency or mental, developmental and physical disabilities.

Our services are provided through advocacy, informed and thoughtful consultation, representation in litigation and legislative efforts. The staff is committed to clients through advocacy work and continued education of the general public and concerned families.

Recently in the Press

WBEZ Investigation: CPS Secretly Overhauled Special Education
at Students’ Expense 

Powerful story on the destruction of special education services by Chicago Public Schools. Features a client of ours. Click here to listen to the full story.

US Supreme Court issues new decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County Schools – rejects “merely more than de minimis standard.” Copy of the Decision can be found HERE.


Recent MCA Successes

MCA Wins 504 hearing ordering school to provide door to door transportation year round, rather than
just seasonally, for a student with severe arthritis and AD/HD. Copy of the order HERE.

MCA Wins Due Process Hearing for Bright Student with ADHD, Anxiety and Writing Problems Wrongfully Denied IEP.
Copy of the order can be found HERE.

Helped parents secure the eligibility of their child under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), as well as acknowledgment for his gifted student status. See more HERE.

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Upcoming Presentations

Matt Cohen presenting at Lehigh University’s annual, week-long Special Education Law Symposium @ Lehigh University
Jun 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:45 pm

Matt will be presenting at Lehigh University’s annual, week-long Special Education Law Symposium on Monday, June 25 (8:30-11:30 am and again from 12:45-3:45 pm)

The morning session will include the parent perspective on a special education scenario.  Matt will be paired with a Pennsylvania School attorney to offer both points of view.

The afternoon session will have Matt presenting on a topic related to special education that is yet TBD.